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Finder Upgrade

Venture provided expertise to upgrade Finder projects from version 8.5 to 9.3. This included testing, the configuration of datums and coordinate systems in the intermediate Finder 9.2 upgrade step and in 9.3, as well as general trouble shooting



In addition to migrating to Finder 9.3, a process requiring two upgrade steps, our client wished to take the opportunity to rationalise the number of live Finder projects, and to move towards a standard of Geodetic project default projections.

One of the key issues to be addressed was the set-up of client-defined datums and projections in the intermediate Finder 9.2 installation, where the conversion was performed from the 8.5 GDT method of coordinate conversion to the Mentor system. This involved identifying all relevant projections used in any live projects, verifying the correct parameters for projections and datum shifts, and amending the Coordinate system and Datum files accordingly. After compilation, all projections were tested for correct coordinate conversion.

Support was also provided in testing the software prior to upgrade, and during the actual upgrade process.

Post migration tasks undertaken included the creation of standard Plot Layout and SmartSection templates.



The client is now working with five key projects in Finder 9.3.

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